Who we are And What we Do?
Jems is a one stop shop for all your colored gemstone needs. We sell quality rough stones of facet grade and Cabochon grade, mineral specimens, or custom cut gemstones. At jems, we are always looking for the best rough gemstones nature has to offer and bring it to you at the most competitive rates by buying from as close to the mines as possible while ensuring that all your quality requirements are met. Everything we sell is certified internationally and fully insured so that you are protected always.
Jems aims to be the world’s top colored gemstone supplier and in order to do so we are starting off from a region comprising of Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan where the world’s 5th or 6th largest deposits of colored gemstones are found including Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Topaz, Garnets, etc. The full mineral potential of these deposits is still largely untapped. Let us bedazzle you with the beauty of the unique Katlang Pink Topaz, the wondrous brilliance of the Kashmir Ruby, or the hypnotic healing green of the Swati Emerald. Besides the traditional precious gemstones like Rubies, Emeralds, and Sapphires, we also supply new classics (semi-precious) stones of all kinds like Tourmalines, Aquamarines, Garnets, etc.
Jems is a project of Unity Exploration, an established trading company in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2011as part of the Unity Group of Companies, a well-established international chain of companies in diverse industrial sectors. Unity Exploration aims to tap into the mineral potential of the Central Asian region and successfully commercialize it. Under jems, we aim to sell quality rough and cut colored gemstones from the region to the rest of the world especially to jewelry companies, collectors, enthusiasts and individual investors.
We aim to bring international standards in management and gemstone extraction/sourcing to this part of the world and harness the full potential of the mines of these regions and elevate all difficulties in procuring gemstones from this region by guaranteeing certified, high quality, risk free products!
Our trading and operational headquarters is located in Islamabad housing mission
critical staff and our sourcing office is located in Peshawar, one of the major trading hubs of rough gemstones in the region.
We will always offer you an exotic mix of stones from traditional stones to new classics including but not limited to Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Topaz, Aquamarines, Tourmalines, Peridot, Spinels, Agate, Kunzite, Bastnasite, etc.
Our gems are certified high quality with no risk of fraud.
We offer the most competitive and fair prices in the market.
Specialty of gems
1. Gemstones never lose value and unlike stocks and other investments, their value only increases with time.
2. This region including central Asian republics, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran has an ancient connection with gemstones having one of the oldest gem markets in the world. Most of the world’s highly prized colored gemstones either flow from the region or flow through it to be cut and polished and traded around the world in major gem markets.
3. The global trade in colored gemstones stands at $10 billion (2004) and has grown 22.74 % since 2000 on average. There is still enormous export potential of colored gemstones from Pakistan and surrounding region (Afghanistan, Iran, Srilanka, and Central Asian Republics). If properly sourced, just Emeralds, Rubies, and Topaz can account for an estimated $393.6 Million in export potential. Besides these traditional gemstones, this region also has Peridot, Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Spinel, Sapphires, Quartz, etc. Also, World class crystals of minerals like bastnaesite, brookite, xenotine and other rare minerals, make this region unique in the international markets.
Why choose jems
We are an eclectic team of business leaders, industry experts, and sourcing specialists and our organization is a part of a large financially viable group of companies with established businesses in diverse sectors including logistics, freight forwarding and export. Central to our mission is the ability to always have in stock high quality mix of colored gemstones that are facet grade that meet our valued customer’s specifications. We will be able to accomplish this by creating a vertically integrated supply chain. Our trading and operational headquarters is located in Islamabad and we have a large network of sourcing throughout Pakistan and Afghanistan, one of the major trading hubs of gemstones.
Our team consists of the following core members:
Huda Fazl – Senior Business Development Manager .
Huda heads the business development team as the senior manager for Unity Group of Companies (Pakistan) overseeing all currently running projects. Huda brings nearly 10 years of business, project and account management experience. Equipped with an MBA in Marketing, she has international experience of 15 years.
Arsalan Aslam– Project Manager.
Arsalan Aslam is the business development specialist for jems. Arsalan has nearly 3 years of business development experience in challenging and innovative startups working with top class entrepreneurs from the US and Pakistan. He is a top researcher and ensures our gems are of the highest quality.
Rizwan Saifullah – Sourcing Manager
We also have on board Rizwan Saifullah, the industry expert, as our sourcing manager for this project. A passionate connoisseur of colored gemstones, Mr. Rizwan has 38 years of dealing in these bedazzling minerals. He is a vital source when it comes to identifying, verifying and dealing directly with the miners. He also has experience in dealing with Industrial minerals such as Chromite and with gem mines including Aquamarine. Mr. Rizwan is an MBA in E-commerce from Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Cyprus. He has also taken varied courses in gemology.